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mitchell reports," united front. in paris today, secretary of state john kerry joins forces with our european allies to put the pressure on putin to back down in retreat from crimea. and this hour, kerry meets with his russian counterpart to continue to urge direct talks between russia and ukraine. >>> mother russia, but can the u.s. and europe stop putin's ultimate end game? back stateside, critics on the hill say we should have seen this coming. >> this president does not understand vladimir putin. he does not understand his ambitions. he does not understand that vladimir putin is an old kgb colonel bent on restoration of the soviet of the russian empire. >> hearing adjourned. what happens when the house oversight committee chairman cuts off a microphone after lois lerner pleads the fifth for a second time. this. >> you will sit down and allow me to ask the question, i am a member of a congress of the united states of america. i am tired of this. >>> good day. i'm chris matthews in washington in for andrea mitchell. she'll be back tomorrow. secretary john kerry's meetling
lead -- america's top diplomat, john kerry, meeting with his russian counterpart for the first time face to face since russian boots hit the ground in ukrainian territory. one way or another, this could be a turning point in the international standoff over ukraine. >>> the olympics lead -- stop me if this sounds familiar, the white house condemns the russians after they invade a sovereign nation. not ukraine. georgia back in 2008. is president obama's response that different from george w. bush's at that point p. >>> also politics, argue about an issue long enough and sooner or later someone brings up the nazis. hillary clinton comparing putin to adolf hitler. did he go too far? good afternoon, everyone. i'm jake tapper. the word lead, for days now every time that red phone rang the russians have seemingly been checking their caller i.d. and saying it's the americans again, let it go to voice mail. literally, lots of unreturned phone calls between u.s. and russian dips. that changed a short time ago with the highest level diplomatic talks we've witnessed since the crisis began. secr
states, john kerry, and the russian foreign minis r minister, sergey lavrov, to conclude their talks in paris. we expect that they will be speaking to reporters. we'll have live coverage of that. in the meantime, to cnn's anna coren, joining us from crimea. anna, this u.n. envoy had to leave, leave a coffee shop. it was an ugly scene unfolding. tell us what you know. >> reporter: yeah, an ugly scene indeed, wolf. we understand that robert serry was surrounded by up to 15 armed gunmen. they ordered him to get into a car and head straight to the airport. he resisted. he was then led into a coffee shop and itv reporter james mates was with him, and tweeting in real-time as to what was taking place. so we understand that they were in that coffee shop, not very far from where we are here in s simferopol. and as you mentioned in your introduction, he agreed to leave, to quit his post here in ukraine. he is, of course, the special envoy to ukraine. quit his post and leave the country to try and deescalate the situation. we don't know why these local militia had such a problem with robert se
on the country. john kerry is headed there tonight. russia has given a deadline of 10:00 p.m. eastern for two war ships to surrender or be seized. putin made his first public appearance today to watch military maneuvers in russia, and earlier today, president obama offered this warning. >> i think the strong condemnation that it's received from countries around the world indicates the degree to which russia is on the wrong side of history on this. if in fact they continue on the current trajectory they're on, we're examining a whole series of steps, economic, diplomatic, that will isolate russia. this will be a costly proposition. >> nato's counsel will hold an emergency meeting at the request of poland. it feels its security is threatened. bob, i want to go to you first. in any white house, you can be going along, you have your agenda, your state of the union and all of a sudden, something happens overseas and lands on the president's desk. what do you think of the developments? >> it hands on his desk at a time when his biggest negative is he's not a very strong president. here you have this ma
negotiations with the country on hold. at andrews air force, secretary of state john kerry is on his way to kiev, will meet with ukrainian officials tomorrow. all this as troops have been streaming into the southern ukrainian area. they have been given a deadline, that has just passed. russian officials say they got involved because they were asked by the ousted ukrainian president. on tuesday nato will hold an emergency meeting. right now there's no telling what putin will do. our coverage begins with nick schifrin, live from the capitol of crimea, simferopol. what's happening on the ground there now nick? >> the resistance as far as anyone can tell is nonexistent. in reality, the russians don't escalate. we spent all day going to bases around this capitol and you see the same thing, russian flags flying over what should be ukrainian bases. russian troops inside what should be ukrainian bases. outside an armory, wh where we spent about an hour this afternoon russian troops are digging in. they are going to stay here as long as it takes, apparently. on the east on the border they are inc
, john kerry, met with his russian counterpart in paris. we do not know the outcome of that. in fact, they've not shown their faces since the meeting began. and for the first time, we're hearing from ukraine's new leader. he delivered a blunt message to president putin. the crimea peninsula is not up for grabs. >> yimcrimea is, was, and will an integral part of the state of ukraine. >> of course, the fact of the matter on the ground is that is not the truth. right now crimea belongs to the russians. i say that because the russians control every strategic point there. they control the naval facilities, they control the ports. and today, they took over two strategic defense areas, defense missile systems. it appears now they control just about everything. well, overnight, united states time, my crew and i flew down to crimea to get a look on the ground and we'll begin where we landed. we arrived at the airport midday. and everything seemed pretty normal. nobody bothering you, nobody asking questions, nobody staring you down in any strange way. the weather much better here than in the n
, that being the diplomatic efforts in paris to resolve the crisis in ukraine. secretary of state john kerry is there. he's meeting with other dig nears. we'll bring you his comments live. we'll take a commercial break right now. we will be right back. >> it's absolutely filthy... >> every sunday night, al jazeera america brings you conversations you won't find anywhere else... >> your'e listening because you wanna see what happen... >> get your damn education... >> talk to al jazeera only on al jazeera america >> oh my... russia, as long as none of us are inside of ukraine trying to meddle and >> we're following breaking news at this hour. that is u.s. secretary of state john kerry. highways been meeting with his russian counterpart sergei lavrov. questions being asked, though, it's believed that kerry would address reporters, but you can see nothing was said. we want to bring you up-to-date on what has been happening in ukraine. it has been another day of tense developments. we want to show you a scene outside of a cafe in simfe roopol. he waan u.n. member of the envoy robert surrey being
mitchell live from the state department here in washington. secretary of state john kerry joins me here in the treaty room. thank you very much for being here. >> thank you. >> a lot of cry says to cover, but first is ukraine. vladimir putin issued a drill to mobilize troops in western russia. how worried should we be about the military action into ukraine? >> well, andrea, first of all, let me just say that what has happened in ukraine is quite remarkable. it's a demonstration of the reper repeatidy shouthat should send message to russia. and mr. putin should listen to the ukrainians that want desire for change. that's number one. number two, the president, president putin in a telephone conversation with president obama just the other day committed to respect the territorial integrity of ukraine. and i think that's up credibly important. it would be very difficult for me to understand how russia would reconcile its position on libya, its position on syria, its warnings against interveng in another country and then not respect the sovereignty of ukraine and the will of the people there
it an unconstitutional coup and a seizure of power and john kerry arrived in ukraine and in a show of support he will meet with the new government and it's part of a u.s. plan to increase diplomatic pressure on moscow. russia risks being shut out by the g 8 industrial summit and they are not backing off and russia says troops were sent there at the request of ousted president viktor yanukovych and phil is in kiev and, phil, another department, russian putin pulled out troops on the exercise on the border of ukraine, is that a sign at all of russia changing its position in crimea? >> not in crimea, stephanie, those troops that are on the peninsula are still there, still the people in kiev woke this morning to the welcome news that at least the war games that have been conducted close to the borders are over but nevertheless the russia military president and the might is still on the minds of people here. outside st. petersburg in russia on monday putin observed the might. war games russia says and a glimpse nonetheless of the military fire power. that same overwhelming force has captured the peni
calls terror. meantime, our secretary of state john kerry is in dehe have meeting with leaders of the newly formed ukrainian government as the united states announce as one billion dollars eight package to ukraine and considers sanctions that putin says will only backfire. a live report moments from now. but first right now, breaking news on today's top headlines and brand new stories you will see here first. jon: a major announcement from nascar star kurt bush. what he is planning to do that no driver in the last decade has done. >>> 8-year-old suing her parents for college tuition. today they face off in court. >>> and toronto mayor rob ford appearing on "jimmy kimmel" live. the man who admitted to smoking crack reacted to the suggestion that he get some help. it is all "happening now." jenna: lots of news to get to today. we start with words that new obamacare delay is in the works. apparently in time to help democrats in the upcoming midterm elections. that is what some say. hello, everybody, great to see you. i'm jenna lee. jon: another day, another alteration of the rules
proposed and wholeheartedly support the immediate deployment from the u.n. >> as secretary of state kerry made plans to travel to kiev, he warned there will be a price to pay. >> there are visa bans, there are asset freezes. there's isolation with respect to trade and investment. >> the european union has also agreed to consider targeted economic measures against russia. mr. obama said congress could help make the ukrainian people less economically dependent on moscow. >> one thing they could do right away is work with the administration to help send packages to the ukraine and the people and the government. >> meanwhile, the ukrainian government is installing pro-business governors in the pro-russian eastern part of the country. russia's foreignm minister said ukraine is creating a government of victors. >> wendell, thank you. we turn now to the politics and policy of engaging vladimir putin. let's bring in senior political analyst brit hume. good evening. your thoughts? >> well, bret, one thing is clear here, is this is not like dealing with north korea. a country isolated from the rest
proposition for russia. >> reporter: the president is dispatching secretary of state kerry to kiev for meetings tomorrow with interim government leaders and parliamentarians. and he called on congress to act quickly on economic aid for ukraine. in brussels today, kerry's european union counterparts urged russia to take the path of mediation. carl bildt is sweden's foreign minister >> i think some in russia are still impressed by their military might. but i think after a while they will see the limitations. military might is not the way to make friends in europe, not to make friends in the world, and i think at some point in time they will start to see that. >> reporter: but in switzerland, russia's foreign minister, sergey lavrov, again said moscow was protecting russian citizens in crimea. and he lashed back at threats of economic penalties. >> ( translated ): those who attempt to interpret the situation as an act of aggression and threaten us with sanctions and boycotts, these are the very same partners of ours who consistently have encouraged political forces close to them to de
the countries around the world indicates that russia is on the wrong side of history on this. >> secretary kerry has a speech coming out this evening and getting on a plane and headed to kiev and might be meeting with the russian counter parts along the line, per happens in rome before or after the meeting, but going to ukraine and talking about what the united states can do to provide economic help. >> mike, thank you. joining us from washington to talk us through some of the knew yanss of all of this, william miller, a former ambassador, president obama is saying that the steps that russia has taken are violating the sovereignty of ukraine and integrity and violating the international law, is the president correct in all of the points? >> yes, he is. russia undertook in 1994, in return for ukraine giving up the third largest nuclear arsenal in the world to guarantee to ukraine that it would be free from any political, military, or economic pressures or coercion, this was reaffirmed again at the end of 1994, and repeatedly since. it's very clear what is taking place now in crimea is a violation
ukrainian border. blood may be spilled as secretary of state john kerry heads to the region. has the u.s. been outplayed by putin again? >> also breaking, thousands of flights cancelled today as yet another winter storm tears through the east. but the forecast is changing rapidly. who's getting hit now and who is being spared? >>> historic win, we are live from hollywood the morning after "12 years a slave" backs the first movie by a black director to take the top prize and host ellen degeneres literally broke twitter. >> your "new day" starts now. >>> good morning. welcome to "new day" this monday, march 3rd, 6:00 in the east. ukraine officials say they're on the brink of war with russia. just this morning there was an assault at a weapons depot in crimea where armed men attacked a military base. we are going to try to understand it as it comes in. officially thousands of russian troops have ousted ukrainian forces and taken complete control of crimea. ukraine is in yellow, crimea in red. crimea is so key to russia. just ten miles separate russia from crimea, but there's a lot o
and lesbians. secretary of state john kerry joining in to call on people saying if it becomes law the supreme court will surely strike it down. we have a reporter with the arizona hubble newspaper. those commenting on the legislation, it's not law yet, see it as discriminatory. i want to see how arizona got to this piece of legislation. tell me how this is tied to, and maybe differs from arizona's freedom of religion laws. >> that is an interesting question, how did arizona get to this moment? i wish we could speak to that, but where would we begin. the freedom of religion law passed in 1999 and existed at the federal lovel level in 1993. we inserted a line in this newest incarnation of the bill that talks specifically about a belief being sincerely held. that's where people are getting hung up and feeling like everybody feels that their beliefs are sincerely held. that is language added to this bill, and some say it clarifies. >> say the governor signs this piece of legislation into law, and businesses turn away gays and lesbians lead to go discrimination lawsuits. would it be up to a judge
john kerry called this a stunning act of aggression. michelle kosinski live at the white house, phil black, ian lee is in kiev, the capital of ukraine. we are going to fir start with the white house, with michelle. white house rallying allies to its side, try to is late president putin, try to push him so perhaps he'll reverse his positi position. is there any sense the white house feels they are succeeding? >> we're not getting that sense. we're not hearing from the white house today. it was made very clear what was talked about in these discussions that started yesterday. first president obama spoke to the leaders of canada and france saying we know he's going to speak to the uk and others. we should get a summary or read out of those calls later today after those happen. for what was discussed yesterday, want to reinforce the u.s. statements that a violation of ukraine's sovereignty is unacceptable. to talk about working together, not only organize response in the form of maybe even sanctions together but also to work together and how these nations might support ukraine. deb. >> s
he's been weak on the world stage. the president in conjunction with secretary of state john kerry who at the moment was in kiev pushing back hard against russian president vladimir putin. trying to send a unified message that it's not the administration that looks bad, it's putin that looks bad. kerry saying at one point putin vaded another country. the president also trying to put pressure. listen. >> strong belief russia's action is violating international law. president putin seems to have a different set of lawyers making a different set of interceptions but i don't think that's fooling anybody. >> the president and secretary of state talking about an aid package of a billion dollars to help out ukraine and deal with it from an economic standpoint. heavy pressure under secretary of state for russia to pushing back further than we've seen so far. >> the president's critics are being very vocal. what are they saying this means about foreign policy. >> dick durban has a large ukrainian population in illini, gave a speech to that community and basically said, he was told 90 minute
rise between russia and ukrainian troops in crimea. >>> secretary of state john kerry visits the place were demonstrators were gunned down in kiev offering moral support and economic help. >>> vladimir putin denies military intervention and a former secretary of state is calling him, quote, delusional. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." russian forces are tightening their hold on the strategic crimean peninsula and there's a verbal battle escalating between the united states and russia. it's a critical moment. here are the latest development. secretary of state john kerry visits ukraine's capital and offers encouragement and a billion dollar u.s. loan guarantee while accusing russia of inventing reasons for its military intervention. president obama says the u.s. and its allies strongly believe russia has violated international law and says russia has not fooled anybody. as russia is digging ins it heels, has the right to take all measures there. cnn's barbara starr is standing by at the pentagon and ander
by secretary of state john kerry who is basically reiterating it today on sunday morning programs. he says a less immediate and concrete steps are taken in russia to de-escalate tensions, the effect on u.s. russian relations and russia's international standing will be profound. i convened the call was my counterparts around the world and we were unified in our assessment and we will work closely together to support ukraine and its people at this historic hour. earlier, thements u.s. suspending talks in sochi, we hear the same from france and the u.k.. idea, thisk this ofk of kicking russia out the g8 and turning it into the g7, there is a kind of national pride putin has. i don't think he cares much about being shamed or lectured were being told he's being a bad guy. i think he has determined for russia to have great power status and influence. what i don't know is how much he really cares about his g-8 designation and roll. that may be one interesting avenue. i am skeptical that will be decided in this situation. think we can talk about profound consequences, but we have used rhetoric in
, john kerry. they were calling for the international support group. there was a lot of negotiating still to be done, and the americans are still using their biggest weapon, the threat of serious economic and political consequences. >> we will call for russia to speak with the government of ukraine to send troops back to to welcome and international observers and human rights monitors, and we have seen today what happened with the special envoy just how special it is to assure the safety of those monitors and observers. admitted this needs to be created, conditions of threats and ultimatums. it is difficult to have an honest agreement. the ground in ukraine, the tension is still extremely high. pro-russiann city, demonstrators stormed through the government buildings in the city. they had lost control of them a few hours earlier to forces loyal to the new, pro-western government in kiev, but now, the crowd was taking them back again. by the end, the russian flag was flying over the building. here in the crimean peninsula, the russian takeover is pretty much complete. ukrainian naval ships
with uganda since the law passed. secretary of state john kerry says the u.s. needs to speak out. >> we will stand up for people's rights anywhere in the world because that's who we are in the united states of america. i think this law in uganda, the notion that somebody for being gay would be thrown into jail for 14 years or otherwise punished in other ways is disgraceful. it's contrary to fundamental basic human rights. it's also contrary to science. it's contrary to fact. >>> kerry said wednesday he was surprised to learn that 80 countries currently have laws that outlaw homosexuality. but should the u.s. suspend aid to a country because of that? for more, i am joined from washington, d.c. by dr. steven rado look at, the chief economist for usaid, the u.s. agency for international development, also a former senior of development to secretary of state hillary clinton and is the treasury for africa, the middle east and asia. he is now a professor in the practice of development at georgetown university. great to have you on the show. thanks for having us. this has to be a tough call for
a carpet of flowers and a very moving moment for john kerry as he stood there and remembered the dead. he is now talking to politicians, to the prime minister, and he has something to offer. he said that president obama will work with congress to approve a billion dollars in loan guarantees. now, this will mainly help with cuts in subsidies to fuel costs for ukrainians. it is generally considered that fuel has been too cheap here which, of course, if the sud d sud /* subsidies are taken away will be a hardship for ukraineians and he said the u.s. will help with the economic challenges in ukraine and help to stamp out corruption and the united states also helped with providing some observers for the presidential e elections, the forthcoming presidential e elections. finally, because the u.s. is the main contributor to the international monetary fund, he said the united states is ready to support a listening program, a big lending program from the imf because ukraine is broke. it's teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. all of that, of course, in addition to, i am sure, discussions about w
. secretary of state kerry is accusing russia of making up reasons for invading ukraine. and mayor emanuel is thinking about a plan to expand soldier field. good morning. i'm dan ponce. and i'm tonya francisco in for erin. thanks for joining us on the wgn morning news at *4 a-m. >> let's take a look at the forecast. >> it's going to be a tough commute. not so much because of the snow but it's because of the timing. if it hits during rush hour and everyone is out there at the same time it will cause problems. today, will continue to see this note it started around 2:00 a.m.. another layer comes through most areas get between one-3 in.. some areas locally could see as much as four. the snow will linger during the day and then exit this afternoon. the advisory goes until 10:00 a.m.. but closer to the lake the winter weather advisories will last until about noon. there are some visibility issues out there. we continue to see the snow as it moves through the northern and western communities. visibility and a light coating early today is the problem. snow is at its heaviest just north of chicago
general kerry is due to meet the russian foreign minister for talks in paris later today. among the discussions could be the areas discussed between president and angela merkel last night. that is for international monitors to be put on the ground in crimea. russian forces back to base. sergei lavrov has made it clear in the last few hours that the troops on the ground in crimea are not russian. he says they are from self-defense forces looking to russia for protection, but not members of the russian military. those are the outlines of the developments so far today. let's just listen to a little of what sergei lavrov had to say in mid drid. >> translator: i would to understand what you understand by pro russian forces. these are the forces of self-defense created by the residents of crimea. we did not order them. they didn't get any orders from us. as to the military personnel of the black sea fleet, they are in places of their dislocation, yes. some additional measures of extra vigilance were taken to provide the security of the troops of the police fleet. as our president said
-bye. ♪ >>> the offramp may be approaching as vladimir putin appears to soften his stance. secretary kerry tries to steer the ukraine cries toys a resolution on the ground. >>> texas takeaways. democrats like the top of their ticket, but there may be a catch as republicans find the oldest member in congress facing a runoff, and next generation bush on the path to statewide office. >>> plus, as new poll numbers again show rising support for same-sex marriage, a kentucky legal case fight gets emotional. we'll talk to the state's attorney general, jack conway. >>> and good morning from washington. it's wednesday, march 5th, 2014. and this is the "the daily rundown," i'm kristen welker in for chuck todd. we begin with the crisis over ukraine where all the action seems to be on the diplomatic front. this morning, secretary of state john kerry kicked off a meeting of the u.n. security council in paris, designed to try to end the standoff in the ukrainian region of crimea. kerry began by reading a 1994 agreement he says has been righted by russia's incursion. >> the united states of america and russian federati
that the there are security implications not just for ukraine but for the entire world. john kerry, secretary of state and his russian counter foreign minister laborov meet in paris. >> reporter: europe and the united states trying to coordinate their position in the face of russian aggression. >> there will be sanctions targeting visas, economic negotiations if there is no de-escalation. >> reporter: de-escalation could come out of talks with the russian morning spin sergei labi --the russian foreign minister serge i laborov. >> i would like you to explain what you mean by special forces. we do not have power over them. they don't take our orders. over, the russian military, the black sea fleet are in deployment places and some special alert and control measures have been taken over the whole black sea fleet. as the president said we'll do everything to prevent bloodshed. >> reporter: the british raised possibility with the ukraine foreign minister also in paris that this is a chance not only for the west to talk with the russians, but for the ukrainians to do so. >> today we're going to use every diplomatic
of his presidency. he's dispatching the secretary of state john kerry to kiev. let's check in with our white house correspondent. >> reporter: secretary kerry is making tough statements. he'll travel to ukraine and meet with new leaders there and offer strong u.s. support. the senior administration officials too have been making these, offering these warnings hammering russian president put decision-making on this saying he miscalculated as well as beefing up warnings that we will isolate with other nations russia internationally. the secretary of state is preparing for an emergency trip to the center of the crisis. it comes after president obama and his national security team worked through the weekend of the dangerous escalating situation in ukraine. the president spoke by phone with leaders of canada, france, germany, poland, the uk after an hour and a half call with vladimir putin himself. senior administration officials say obama flatly rejected putin's reasons for entering ukraine and taking over crimea, telling him to back out. but also offering ways forward through dialogue or
the awards also shines a spotlight on global issues. >> secretary of state john kerry announced he'll travel to ukraine's capital on tuesday to support the interim cabinet. after russia took control of crimea. he warned russia to step back, there could be economic sanctions and russia could be kicked out of the g8. the head of the ukraine navy was kicked out after swearing allegiance to crimea. russian troops surrounded military bases in crimea and depended military bases disarm. jennifer glasse reports from one of the military bases in crimea. >> it wasn't the day that sergei storozhenko thought it would be. russian forces came to his base ordering him to surrender. more russians arrived, truckloads. the colonel watches and tells someone "they're here." the ukrainians move an armored fighting vehicle to the gate. there'll be no enforcements. "no one is coming from kiev", he tells me, "me and my brigade. we'll do what we can, we'll see." the commander and his brigade says, "we'll see if there'll be war." then the troops come in on foot. some civilians try to stop them. soon they had the base
.s. secretary of state john kerry doing the same. mr. kerry has promised there will be a robust attempt. it will have the needed effect on russia. obviously the russian troops are in control there. they have moved in. and the crisis does continue. so the governments in the west are faced with a dilemma. >> thanks very much indeed. that he wants the view coming from kiev. let's find out what the position is in crimea at the moment. christian frazier is in sa fast poll. that he wants the mood like in sevastopol? >> it might be calm behind me, david, but it's not calm at the naval hq. a crowd growing and getting increasingly impatient. really the picture of the day for me was that brotherly tap on the hand at the gate between the russian soldier and ukrainian soldier. the crowds outside might provide the spot. it would just take the smallest thing to happen for the situation to get out of hand. certainly kiev authorities would not want that to happen. it's precarious. the troop buildup continues. we're getting reports as a i said, on the eastern coast of the peninsula and signs that maybe
, i think it is easier because the feeling in europe is that it's okay for john kerry to talk tough on the talk shows, over the weekend, no disrespect meant, but russia is closer to us. on the psychological level. it's worth $400 billion a year in trade for the eu. you have the ongoing basis of energy supplies from russia, gas in particular. the germans take a third of their total gas supply from the russians. it's a very much more involved relationship, and it's one i think that the europeans are conscious of not pulling the plug on, unless they really have to. so i think that might account for why it appears, at least, in terms of the pace of this sanctions process, that the europeans are moving in a slightly slower gear. >> simon from brussels with the latest from there, thanks so much. >>> there are conflicting reports whether the u.s. has issued that ultimat ultimatum to surrender. black sea fleet including an attack submarine and three war ships are based at the at the port of sevastopol. wife,000 russian soldiers to be in the city. last weekend president pient sent in 6,000 m
administration. >> i want to listen to what john kerry said about syria, back when there was a military operation in progress over syria. >> we'll be able to hold bashar assad accountable without engaging with troops on the ground or any other kind of prolonged effort in a very limited, very targeted, very short-term of the that degrades his capacity to deliver chemical weapons without assuming responsibility for syria's civil war. that is exactly what we're talking about doing, unbelievably small, limited kind of effort. >> an unbelievably small, limited kind of an effort. there are many who believe that opened the door. >> let's not kid ourselves, when president bush didn't even consider sanctions after putin invaded georgia, that certainly undermined our role in the world not to mention the dependence on the oil and gas. >> i wonder if that is the truth then the administration might have learned from what they see as mistakes by president bush. but that doesn't appear to be happening. >> well, quite to the contrary, martha, the fact that this president has been able to united our european alli
administration. >> i want to go back to listen to what john kerry said about syria. back when there was a military option in syria. watch this. >> we will be able to hold assad accountable without engaging in troops on the ground or any prolonged kinds of effort in a limited ask targeted, very short-term effort that degrades his capacity to deliver chemical weapon was out assuming responsibility for syria's civil war. that is exactly what we're talking about doing. unbelievely small, limited kind of effort. >> unbelievably small, limited kind of effort. many think the way syria was handled. >> there are mistakes in syria but there is a process in place, hopefully will work. president bush didn't consider sanctions after putin invaded georgia, that undermined our role in the world not to mention europe's dependence upon oil and natural gas in russia. >> i wonder if that is the truth then the administration might have learned from what they see as mistakes by president bush but that doesn't appear to be happening. >> to the contrary, the fact that this president has been able to
with good solutions. secretary kerry is not taking the military option off the table. but nobody is suggesting a return to the cold war status. in washington they are talking about sanctions, economic and diplomatic moves. plans for a g8 meeting in russia being suspend. the u.n. secretary haig is in washington. there is talk about that. over the weekend we saw and heard about a 90-minute conversation between pu between vladimir putin. and the president. they are worried and a lot of concerns in a lot of places right now. bill: thank you, gregg palkot leads our coverage in london. martha: president obama took hits on his handling of this situation. republicans are saying vladimir putin looks wild. senator rogers says this is not a game. he says if it were a game the russians are playing chess and the u.s. is playing marbles. >> i think it's a naive position on the part of the national security visors if they keep giving things to russia they will wake up and say the united states isn't that bad. that's missing the motivations of why russia does what it does. >> every time the pres
threatened and blockaded by a group of armed militia men, forced to leave crimea. secretary of state kerry meets with counterpars from ukraine and russia and says all involved will try to resolve the crisis through dialogue. >>> and what is vladimir putin really thinking? i'll speak with someone who got to know him. president obama's former national security adviser tom donlon will join me live this hour. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." a united nations diplomat threatened by armed men and jeered by a pro-russia crowd as tengs rise in ukraine. here are the latest developments. a u.s. special envoy was threatened and blockaded by armed militiamen, forced to take refuge in a cafe and ultimately forced to give up his mission and leave crimea. secretary of state john kerry meets in paris with his russian counterpart sergey lavrov who says all parties agree to hold intense talks to try to overcome the crisis. defense secretary hagel takes heat up on capitol hill but says the u.s. is suspending military exercises with russia and will step up training with poland's military. we
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, i want to thank you. and god bless all of you. >> secretary of state john kerry will be speaking for the american israel public affairs committee. his speech is scheduled to get underway at about 6 p.m. eastern. live coverage starts at 5:00 with her marked by senator chuck schumer of new york. and secretary kerry will leave tonight for ukraine. reuters is running a story about an increasing military threat that says, in part, russia's thek sea fleet has told forces in crimea to surrender. if they do not surrender by 5 a.m. tomorrow, a real assault will be started in the divisions of armed forces across crimea. that again, from reuters. earlier today at aipac, senator russiacain commented on and the ukraine. here's what he -- a bit of what he had to say. [video clip] >> i come to you with a heavy heart of what is happening in the ukraine. it is directly related to what is happening in the middle east him and obviously we know that what happens in the you middle east -- in the middle east is vital to the existence of the state of his -- israel. i will not go through the history of
's growing signs of separatism. on the diplomatic frond, the u.s. secretary of state john kerry is rejecting suggestions of cold war rivalries in the way moscow reacted to the crisis. they are being told to watch for attempts by viktor yanukovych to move funds. his whereabouts is unclear. >> the situation in kiev has not had much of an impact on farmers and villages in the east until now. people feel ukrainian and are worried their way of life could be under threat, from the ukrainian border near the city. >> ukraine's border with russia stretches 2,000km. in this town, the decaying symbols of the soviet union are everywhere. in the cemetery a proud gravestone of a hero. planted in the middle, there's nothing here to mark the followers forced collectivization. this breadbasket suffered a famine killing 6 million people. >> in the center of the town, the only monument is to those that died in the war against the nazis. the opposing of the president in kiev has divided opinions even here. >> you call this life? >> it's not, it's a funny farm. if i had a chance i would have fled to russia. >> t
.s. secretary of state john kerry is due to meet ukraine's leaders on tuesday to show support. the u.s. is suspending military exercises and trade talks with russia, and says it may consider sanctions. meanwhile the international body that keeps an eye on security in europe is conducting a fact-finding mission in ukraine. >> diplomatic editor james bays has this report from the united nations in new york. >> the third security council meeting about ukraine in four days. this time it was called by the russian ambassador, and it soon became clear why. church -- vitaly churkin had a letter from the former president viktor yanukovych. russia is accused of invading crimea. "no, we were invite in." it prompted strong condemnation from other ambassadors. >> russia had every right to wish events in ukraine turned out differently. it does not have the right to show that by using military force and trying to convince the community that up is down and black is white. >> russians claim that mr viktor yanukovych called for russian military intervention. we are talking about a former leader who a
in kiev. so we're awaiting the president. his advisers, secretary of state kerry, national security adviser susan rice, have said that -- have warned russia against intervention in the affairs of ukraine, but there's been no indication how the u.s. might respond to it. >> can you give us a sense of this resurfacing of viktor yanukovych, who surfaced. where did he surface and give us an idea of what the surroundings were around that? >> well, he resurfaced in moscow, eric. said he was still the legal leader, if you will, of ukraine, though that is definitely not the white house belief. he said that he had fled out of fear for his own safety and that of his family, and gave no indication he was prepared to abdicate, though officials here say he has done precisely that by leaving the country at a time of crisis. they say ukraine's parliament acted lawfully in electing a transition government. it's that government the u.s. is working with along with nato and the monetary fund to provide ukraine the money it needs to get through this period. and as far as the folks here are concerned, he
reached a fever pitch. as eric said. secretary of state john kerry is calling russia's move an incredible act of aggress and threatening it could lead to isolate from the rest of the international community. does putin care? steve, what's the latest from the beltway. >> strong words from democrats and republicans align, condemning russians. secretary of state john kerry saying that russia's moves represent an act of aggression that will bring national scorn, possibly resulting in sanctions and a boycott of the g-8 summit. kerry suggested putin is hurting himself, his country and his people. >> he is not going to gain by this. he may be able to have his troops for some period of time in crimea unless he resolves this, but the fact is he's going to lose on the international stage. russia is going to lose, the russian people are going to lose. he's going to lose all of the glow that came out of the olympics. >> russian troops have spread out across the crimean peninsula and there are fears they will continue to move into the rest of the ukraine. some republicans joined kerry, and are calling
of the cold war. tomorrow, secretary of state john kerry is set to go to kiev where the crisis began. that's where we saw the deadly protests. the latest action is in crimea, a region along the black sea. strategically important and socially as well. it is important to russia because the russian navy has a base there. a warm water port here to the black sea. russian officials say they're trying to protect their citizens in the region, which is dubious to hear from many analysts. secretary of state called that a trumped up excuse. we have team fox coverage. wendell is live with reaction from the white house. first, let's get to eric shawn at the united nations. we're expecting a meeting to happen within the hour. right? >> yes, that meeting of the emergency meeting of the security council, 30 minutes from now here at the u.n. the third time the security council diplomats have gathered during the crisis. russia has called for the meeting so we'll have to see the implications of that. perhaps if it had to do with the supposed deadline. there's -- the ukrainian ambassador tells us there is a t
.s. chaims that number is -- claims that number is much higher, perhaps 16,000. jeact john kerry is i -- secrety of state john kerry is in kiev. when it was reported that russia had issued an ultimatum, although russia denied making a threats. today president obama said russia's violation of international law will be in his words a costly proposition. >>> the tensions over crimea drew gractly over the weekend as a steady stream of forces, pressure is growing across ukraine with al jazeera's journalists covering key developments. >> ukrainians are preparing themselves for war. in kiev where there has already been so much bloodshed, people expressed their allegiance to ukraine and their defiance of russia. it's fighting rhetoric and for now, it still is only talk. people have been responding enthusiastically to the call to mobilize. here there are young men, there are older men. people with military experience. people without any military experience at all. but yo who still want to take p. we have visited a total of three stations in and around kiev and already in the first few hours se
. thank you very much. secretary john kerry is over in ukraine. president obama says he won't go to the g 8 and he spoke spoke to angela merkel. lots is going on in this story. but awful lot is going on in the ground there. thank you. >> there is no question this showdown with russia is dangerous. john mccain believes the the war is over but putin does not. senator mccain joins us. good evening, sir. >> thank you. i believe it because president obama r. president obama said 20 years ago the cold war ended. he said to medvedev tell val valentine's vladimir putin when i'm elected i will be more flexible. we are paying a very very heavy price for it. >> what do you think president putin is thinking tonight and what do you think that president obama is thinking tonight? >> i think that vladimir is thinking i got what i wanted crimea. by the way russia signed a treaty in 1994 guaranteeing crimea's territorial integrity as part of ukraine. but he is feeling good. he now is deciding how much of eastern ukraine he is going to cause problems in that really is something that we can't be really sure
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